Summit - Full Time Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Summit Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleFull Time Police Officer
Registration Fee$25.00
Location Summit, NJ

Job Announcement

Summit Police Department, NJ Police JobsSUMMIT POLICE DEPARTMENT


Probationary Police Officer / Full Time

Announcement #: 2021-PO-01 Opening Date: February 22, 2021
No. of Vacancies: 1 Closing Date: March 22, 2021


The City of Summit Police Department is accepting applications and resumes for the position of Police Officer, full time, in anticipation of an opening.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements to be eligible for this employment opportunity. The minimum requirements include:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of New Jersey and possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License.
  • Must have received a minimum of 60 college credits, military service or 2 years of law enforcement service.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently.
  • Must be of good moral character.
  • Shall not have been convicted of any indictable offense or any crime or offense involving moral turpitude.
  • Shall meet the age requirements as set forth by the NJ Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) and state statute.
  • Possess the ability to perform all the tasks and duties of a Police Officer;
  • Pass a medical and psychological examination;
  • Pass an extensive background investigation to include drug screening;
  • Must possess a current New Jersey Police Training Commission (PTC) – Basic Course for Police Officer (BCPO) certification, possess a valid certificate from a New Jersey PTC recognized police academy signifying completion of the Basic Course for Police Officer; or be an active police academy (NJ PTC-BCPO) trainee;

Ability to speak fluent Spanish is a plus.

Applicants must be able to successfully pass a background investigation, psychological screening, drug screening and medical exam.

Starting Salary: $49,127.00

Application Submission:

Applicants can apply at 

Paper Applications: Applicants may also submit a paper copy of the City of Summit employment application along with a resume and cover letter to the Office of the Chief of Police by the closing date of this announcement.  Applications and resumes may be either mailed, submitted in-person or sent via email to

The City of Summit employment application is available on the city’s website,  A copy can also be obtained from the Summit Police Department’s records unit at 512 Springfield Avenue Summit, NJ 07901.

The City of Summit is an equal opportunity employer.

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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